Azavea is a civic technology firm based in Philadelphia that uses geospatial data to build software and data analytics for the web. As a B Corporation, our mission is to use advanced geospatial technology for civic, social, and environmental impact. Most of our customers are local governments, non-profit organizations, and academic or federal research projects. We build custom web applications; perform geospatial analysis; manage and contribute to several open source civic software projects (DistrictBuilder, OpenTreeMap, GeoTrellis, and others). Our engineers work across the technology stack, from modern browser-based front-ends to robust service-based backends residing on scalable infrastructure.
We’re looking for a software engineer that is passionate about building applications that will have a positive impact – someone interested in public service, but not necessarily in working for a government or a non-profit organization. We are looking for generalists who thrive on working in a variety of technology environments, and want to build user-focused applications that sit on top of well-engineered infrastructure.
We’re excited about what we do, we’re growing, and we hope you will join us.
The Geospatial Insights Team
What You’ll Do:
You get extra points for:
You’ll notice that we don’t say “X-Y years of experience” or “M.S. in Computer Science.” Formal credentials like these are not irrelevant, but we are primarily looking for people who have had experience successfully building sophisticated web applications. You might have had these kinds of experiences without a college degree. Or you may be just out of school but worked your way through school and had some great co-op experiences. Or you might have a math or humanities background but a have a great head for software development. These are all potentially great backgrounds, and we’d be interested in hearing from you.
Our Philadelphia office is located in a brightly lit office on the 5th floor of a converted factory building in the Callowhill neighborhood, a short walk from Center City, the Reading Terminal Market, and SEPTA subway and regional rail stations. For bicyclists, we have in-house bike parking, a shower and lockers. It’s an open office plan with several smaller rooms for team meetings, private space and concentration time. You get a top-end Linux workstation or Apple laptop with extra monitors. We have flex-time to deal with personal stuff, and most people work a 40 – 45 hour week on a regular schedule. After the first six months, our staff can also spend up to 10% of their time on a geospatial open source, professional development, or R&D project. For example, some of our colleagues are contributors to the PostGIS, OpenLayers, GDAL and GeoTrellis projects. Other research projects have included improving application delivery tool chains; using FFT for fast kernel density estimation; working with Spark to develop machine learning tools; and using GPUs for faster raster data processing. Once a quarter, we all get together to share our research and learning with our colleagues.
We offer a salary commensurate with skills and experience and a benefits package that includes:
We welcome qualified candidates from all walks of life and value diversity in our company, and we prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, military service, disability unrelated to job requirements, marital status, or domestic partner status.